Music guessing games really took off with the release of Song Pop. The mechanics of that game was extremely straightforward – you listen to a snippet of a song and the person with the fastest time in guessing the song takes the point. It mimics the game mechanics of an old game show called Name That Tune. Continue reading “Name That Jam!”
Popping games, by principle, is a game mechanic that is very easy to learn and play. There are also a lot of variations to the basic premise of “popping” things on screen. Even though it’s easy to learn, mastering these games can take time, and the difficulty ramps up if you introduce new elements to the game. Continue reading “Splash It!”
Temple Run helped bring the endless distance game genre to a new generation of gamers. It was an addictive and fun game to play. Subway Surfers further improves on the Temple Run mechanic and made it much more engaging to play.
Subway Surfers introduces many features that makes it, in my opinion, the better game. First, the controls are much better. Subway Surfers has opted not to use the gyroscope functions of your smartphone or tablet to make your character move from side to side. Continue reading “Subway Surfers”
The iPad is a great medium for the development of certain games, in particular puzzle games. The touch controls have made it possible to innovate the game genre and has made it more intuitive and immersive at the same time.
The Room is an example of how a puzzle game has been implemented flawlessly on the iOS. The game has a deceptively simple premise. You are inside a room and there is a contraption that is on the table. You need to solve the various puzzles in order to unlock the contraption and reveal the answers to a mystery. Continue reading “The Room”